Algiers’ biggest annual holiday celebration and New Orleans’ only official holiday bonfire, the Algiers Bonfire is the neighborhood’s largest public event and pays tribute to Louisiana’s river parish bonfire tradition. Listen to musical performances, eat food from local vendors, and shop at the holiday craft market. The star of the event however, is the 30’ sculptural bonfire, designed by NOLA Burners, which is then set ablaze. Easily accessible via the Algiers ferry, and with the New Orleans’ skyline as the perfect backdrop, this event cannot be missed!
This event is free and open to the public! However, in order to improve on this event every year, as well as to track where our attendees are from, we ask that you register here!
December 3, 2022
4:30 PM – 8:00 PM
200 Morgan St. New Orleans, LA 70114, which is the land immediately down River from the Algiers Ferry Terminal
2022 Algiers Holiday Bonfire Concert Performers: The Young Pinstripe Brass Band, Edna Karr Marching Band, DJ Rik Ducci, & more!
The Young Pinstripe Brass Band
Winner of Gambit magazine’s 2014 Big easy award for best brass band, The Young Pinstripe Brass Band brings the energy from the streets of New Orleans, combining jazz, funk, soul, rock and hip-hop for your listening pleasure! YPS is led by Herbert A. McCarver, IV, a fourth generation musician, who commands only the most professional and enthusiastic of musicians. The band’s cutting edge style makes any occasion a unique experience, leaving a lasting impression. Formed in 2009, YPS is motivated by a passion for music and expression to bring a traditional brass band sound into the modern era. YPS transcends a music club to a celebratory second line. From classic songs to modern funk renditions, a band for every occasion.
Check out the custom bonfires from previous years designed by NOLA Burners
The event grounds are located on the Algiers Point Batture at 200 Morgan Street, which is the land between the levee and the Mississippi River.
We recommend arriving via ferry, bus, bike, or on foot if possible, as parking is limited. The event is easily accessible via ferry, as it is directly adjacent to the Algiers Ferry Terminal. Folks coming from Lower Algiers and Gretna can reach the grounds using the Algiers Levee Bike Path. Those looking to take the bus can plan their travel using the Le Pass App.
There are two small paid-parking lots in Algiers Point, one at 201 Morgan Street, the other at 157 Delaronde Street. AEDF does NOT operate these parking lots. There is also limited street parking in the Algiers Point neighborhood.